CTC156 – Case any project from the Annual Catalogue and give a Christmas Twist

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Can you believe that it’s four weeks tomorrow to Christmas!!  I’ve started to realise that I don’t have enough Christmas cards!!  Time to get making!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing a project from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a Christmas twist.

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I have decided to case a card on page 27 which uses the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  I think I’ve cased this card before but it’s a great layout so I’m using it again!

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I decided to use the Be Merry DSP which is from the Annual Catalogue as the background rather than a large stamp.  My go-to Christmas colours are Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler so I really love this DSP.

I just purchased the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder.  I don’t know why it’s taken me so long!  It’s fab!  I created a banner using the Banner Triple punch.  I used the DSP  for the second banner.

You know my favourite framelits would have to be the Stitched Shape Framelits.  I struggle to not use them on every project!  I haven’t used the ovals very much but I felt this sentiment looked nice on the oval.  Speaking of sentiment, this great sized sentiment is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.

I then added a bow using the Cherry Cobbler double stitched ribbon.

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Next up is the amazing Peta.

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CTC87 – Artistic Expressions

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This week, we are casing the Artistic Expressions section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue, pages 92-157.

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This is a huge section of the catalogue and it was so hard to decide what to case!!  I had a couple of options but decided to go with the Blooms & Wishes samples on page 138.

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I cased two of these gorgeous cards.  I changed the colour palette for my first card but still stayed within the colours of the DSP.  I also used the scallop oval to cut out my centre piece.  I just love these scallops!!  To make sure my sentiment was centred on the card, I cheated and stamped it onto a separate piece of cardstock then attached that to the whisper white layer.  The sheer linen ribbon in Mint Macaron is simply devine!

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For my second card, I did a direct case.  I did use the retired doilies as I keep forgetting to add the new ones to my order.  I think I need to practice stamping circles with straight stamps, but you get the idea!!

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I hop you have enjoyed my cards this week.  Next stop on the hop is fellow Queenslander, Deb.

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CTC78 Project Life/Hostess

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This week we are casing the Project Life and Hostess sections of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 42-43.

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I decided to go with Project Life as I haven’t done much scrapbooking lately.  I really love Project Life as it’s quick and easy to do yet looks great!  I love the simplicity and ease of it.  Tuck your photos into a pocket, write on a few cards, add some accessories and it’s all done!!

I am currently doing an online photography course at Click Love Grow, and this week it was all about learning shutter speed.  We have a weekly challenge to complete and share with the group, so our homework this week was to take a photo of water in a glass and dropping something into it and taking pictures of the splash.  This was a lot of fun and I got so many amazing pictures that it was hard to decide which one to share!!  I decided that this would be the focus of my Project Life pages.

 

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As you can see, I didn’t really add much to it!!  I used the Moments Like These Project Life Kit and the matching accessory pack.  I also used the retiring Alphabet rotary stamp.

I really need to do more of this, it’s so nice getting your photos into albums!!

So it’s back to the start of the hop with Julia.

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So make sure you join in with our monthly challenge and share your projects that you have cased from the catalogues!!

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CTC67 – Birthday Bouquet

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Sunday’s nights seem to come around so quickly these days, don’t they!!  Here we are back again with another Caseing the Catty hop.  This week, we are casing the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet section of the 2016 Occasions catalogue.  This section has some of my favourite stamps and dsp in it so it was hard to choose what to make!!

I decided to case the card on the top left of page 8 of the catalogue.

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I just love the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  It’s just so pretty!  And the flower just stamps so lovely and is just perfect for colouring.  And it goes perfectly with the Birthday Bouquet DSP which you know I just love too!!

I had a couple of mistakes (sorry, creative moments) when I made this card, so it ended up being square!  But I still like it!!  I like the colours used on the DSP but I decided to try a different colour combo and used Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon.  I started colouring the darker portion with blender pens and then used the aqua painter for the lighter sections.  I added Gold Wink of Stella in the centre of the larger flower and then as a accent on the smaller flowers.

 

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I always forget to make a envelope when I make a square card so I decided to be organised today and do one and even added a matching liner!!  Am I on fire or what!!  LOL.  And the envelope punch board is on special this week so you need to grab one now!!

Due to my earlier creative moment, I had a base with the cute background paper attached to it, so I decided to cut a flower from the DSP.  Yes, you read that right, I CUT THE DSP!!!! Now fussy cutting is not my favourite thing to do, and I even did the teeny tiny flowers as well.

 

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But I think it was worth cutting out!  It is rather cute.

At CTC, we have a monthly challenge where you can join in and share your project with us.  Just add your project using the linky on this post or click on the image below.

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So next on the hop is the lovely Monique, so make sure you check out her gorgeous project.

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And in case you missed it, you can go back to the gorgeous Jessica’s post here.

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CTC50 – Gift Tags

I haven’t had much opportunity this week to spend time in my craft room, so I was excited to get a chance to have a play for this week’s CASEing the Catty challenge this week, which is gift tags. There are so many stunning tags in the 2015 Holiday catalogue, that it was a little hard to choose!!

I decided to case the tags on the tree on page 16 which use the Peaceful Pines stamp set and the Perfect Pines framelits as I haven’t had a chance to use this set yet.

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I made my bases first using the Scalloped tag topper, the Ornate tag topper and the Banner triple punches. You can certainly whip these up quickly!! I did 3 on whisper white and 3 on using the Kraft cardstock. Then onto choosing which tags to make!!

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To create the watercolour splats, I used the splodges from the Work of Art stamp set. I didn’t want to make a big mess and this was a lot quicker!! I did stamp off the ink on one of the tags to make the colour look a bit lighter.

These were fun to make and I really enjoyed playing with the layering of the stamps and framelits.

To continue on the hop and to see what other stunning tags the team has made, visit my lovely friend, Jessica at The Paper Caper.

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CTC46 – Do you want to Make a Difference?

At Caseing the Catty, we have made it to the very last page of the catalogue!! This week, we are caseing the Make a Difference section of the catalogue which features the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

$3 from the purchase of this cute set goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities to keep families together and surrounded by love when their children are receiving medical treatment far from home. What a great cause!! If you don’t have this set already, you need to get it today!!

There are 4 cute cards featuring this set. I decided to make the tag and turn it into a card.

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Since we no longer have the Colour Coach to suggest colour combinations, I have been using My CreateInk, to help me out. All you have to do is pick a colour or two and it will bring up lots of different suggestions.

I decided to use a sheet from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper stack and that started off my colour combo with Crushed Curry. My CreateInk then suggested Smoky Slate, Night of Navy and Soft Sky.

I found that I had some crushed curry baker’s twine so I tied a cute bow and added it to the top of the tag. Don’t you just love that you can make your own tags with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch!

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I stamped the bottom of the basket, flowers and sentiment with the new Basic Gray Archival ink pad and stamped off as I wanted a slightly lighter gray. I then dug out my blender pens (which I seem to be using a lot these days!!) and coloured in the basket and the flowers. I’m very happy with how my basket turned out. Who knew I was arty like that!! Not me!!

In keep with the original tag, I punched out a vellum circle and also curved the birthday sentiment strip. I cheated with the banner at the end and used my triple banner punch to make a nice even banner. Really, I can’t even do little ones even!!

After a brainstorming session with one of my stamping buddies, we decided on the placement of the flower. Who knew it was such a decision!!

 

Here’s a close up of the flower basket.

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I hope you like my card and are inspired to buy the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities. Oh and I forgot to mention, but there is a fabulous matching punch, of course!!

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CTC45 – It’s a whole lot of lovely going on

At CASE-ing the Catty this week, we are sharing projects inspired by the Hostess section of the catalogue. There are 5 lovely exclusive hostess stamp sets which you can only earn if you host a workshop.

I just love the A Whole lot of Lovely stamp set. It’s probably my favourite of the 5 sets, although closely followed by the Floral Wings set as well. Seeing as there was only 1 sample in the catalogue, I decided to case another card from the Catalogue from page 109.

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Now I will admit, it’s rather loosely based on this card!!.

So to get started, I decided to crack open my 2014-2016 In Color Designer Washi Tape. Now I love washi tape and I have nearly all that Stampin’ Up! have come out with but I rarely use it!! It does look lovely on my tape holder but it would be better if I actually used it!! So I used some today. Only 4.5 metres left to go. hehe

I love using the marker technique on stamps so the Thank You stamp in this set is just perfect for that. And I think it looks rather stunning, if I say so myself!! To co-ordinate with the washi tape, I used Lost Lagoon, Taneglo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.

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I couldn’t decide whether or not to use the smaller flower so I did a card with each. I think I prefer the one without but they both look nice. What’s your choice?

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So, how do you earn this gorgeous set? Simply host a workshop or place a qualifying order and earn Stampin’ Rewards to purchase the exclusive hostess sets or any other products from the Annual catalogue or Holiday/Occasions catalogues. Contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792 to lock in a date for your workshop.

Now to continue the hop, visit Jessica at The Paper Caper to see what gorgeousness she has created this week.

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